Spring is Here! Preparing Plants, Flowers, and Gardens to Help Pollinators
March 20th is coming up in less than three weeks. It is also the first day of spring, and residents and landscapers all over Southern California are preparing for an excellent and fruitful season. Orange County is in full swing, hosting weekly events at various locations, offering volunteers a first-hand look at Orange County’s natural…Read More
The City of Carlsbad Under Fire for Harsh Treatment of Bees
Carlsbad residents are accusing the City of Carlsbad of mindlessly and carelessly handling bee concerns, treating undesirable hive locations with toxic pesticides, and disregarding bees’ critical role in the environmental process. Although the accusations are harsh, Carlsbad residents, who live in arguably one of the nation’s most beautiful areas, are demanding more care and intentionality…Read More
Beekeepers Trying Everything to Save Starving Bees
Busy bees happily pollinate many crops nationwide. California’s almonds and Maine’s blueberries are some of the delicious and nutritious crops Americans enjoy. The almond crop is a critical source that food growers and bees depend on for survival. Beekeepers have a unique pulse on our nation’s agricultural activity, and the climate crisis has many concerned…Read More
Are Fake or Real Trees Better for the Environment?
The annual debate in households is whether to get a fake or real tree for Christmas. Many people choose one and stick to it, whereas others maybe go back and forth each year to decide if buying a fake tree makes more sense because of its longevity or if the fresh scent and mess of…Read More
Will Buzz Stops for Bees Take Off in the United States?
A popular trend initiated by concerned environmentalists and climate watchers began in a Dutch city and is spreading across Europe. What is a Buzz Stop? A buzz stop is a beautiful way to bring more green space to otherwise concrete city streets riddled with bus stops. These creative uses of existing space have become popular…Read More
Bees Are in Good Company with Other Pollinators
Many people think that bees are the only pollinator. However, bees are part of a much more expansive group of different species responsible for pollinating plants and playing a big role in sustaining our food production. Pollinators help our ecosystems by assisting plants in reproducing. Yes, back to fourth-grade science. Pollination is necessary for plants…Read More